5 hours ago
Saturday, February 22, 2014
third circle of hell
Try it you'll like it. I recommend a daily dose. Call it therapy. I have for the past week with a monster trainer. During my first attempt, which lasted all of a minute thirty, I wished to die. My entire body ached, which really set me off. I knew I was in better shape than that. Day by day my time and speed improve, I'm can now machine row 2 miles in 18 minutes. I still wish to die when I stop, but it will be a faster more pleasant death now. The ERG is the first and only exercise regime in my life that I've truly enjoyed for an entire week. I love the personal challenge of me against me.
Apparently there are real rowers who ride these machines for sport. Undoubtedly fueled by boys and beer, the World Indoor Rowing Championships were held last weekend. Competitive rowers, boys and girls of all ages, attempt to cover the water equivalent of 2000 meters as quickly as possible.
Of the 27 boys in my weight and age group today I'd finish 98th, only 20 seconds behind last place. Not bad for a rookie.